Author: Rohan Storey

Stylish toilet block

Repost 2016: Bit of #municipalmodern, the 60s #toiletblock behind the #shrineofremembrance. Designed by the #MelbourneCityCouncil in-house team, with a neat circular #cantileveredroof, floating over ribbed concrete walls. Painted the dreaded shades of grey, was originally unpainted concrete with brown bricks. (There was a square version in the Fitzroy Gardens demolished a few years ago for … Continue reading Stylish toilet block

Northcote Theatre

Northcote Theatre, Melbs oldest intact picture house, built 1912; preserved as a function centre for decades. I got it on the #victorianheritageregister about 15 years ago. Now proposed for an upgrade to more like a nightclub- great the facade is to be restored, reopening the upper porch area, and I don’t mind the groovy new … Continue reading Northcote Theatre

Monash Religious Centre

Repost 2017: #MonashReligiousCentre, #MockridgeStahleandMitchell, 1968. An interdenominational chapel, so no crosses, with a lovely calm atmosphere inside (though there are some #stainedglasswindows). The outside very understated like many of the early Monash buildings, (except the Ming Wing), though can’t say I actually like it much, an odd shape, neither dome nor cylinder, and the low … Continue reading Monash Religious Centre